Are all pegs on a violin the same size?

Are all pegs on a violin the same size?

Violin pegs are available in the following sizes: 0.5mm, 7.3mm, 11.00mm, 12.00mm, 34.00mm, 37.5mm, 38.00mm, and 37.00mm. Other sizes are available based on the violin size, such as 7.8mm for 4/4 and ¾-1/2 violins, 8.5mm for 4/4 and larger violins, and 9.00mm for 4/4 and larger violins.

How do you use a violin peg reamer?

Reaming the pegbox holes

  1. Insert the reamer into the smallest hole of the shaper and make a mark using a permanent marker about 1 cm in on the reamer.
  2. Insert the reamer in the first hole.
  3. Insert one of the pegs, turn a few times.
  4. Repeat with the rest of the holes.

How are violin pegs measured?

Taking measurements

  1. Measure the diameter of all the peg holes.
  2. Measurements should be made at the point where the peg enters the peg box on the peg head side (your luthier would take these measurements before ordering and fitting the pegs).

Are violin pegs interchangeable?

Tuning pegs are not generally interchangeable, so a new peg would have to be shaped and fitted to your instrument. This can be costly. Bring your instrument in to your luthier and see if he or she can fix it for you.

Can violin pegs be replaced?

Every violin that is played regularly will need replacement pegs at some point in the lifespan of the instrument. Variations in temperature and humidity cause the pegs to shrink and expand, and over time the wear and tear of these changes to the wood as well as general usage will result in the need to replace all pegs.

Are violin and viola pegs the same?

They look the same, but without measurements, there is no way to be sure they are exactly the same as the French style violin pegs Fiddlershop sells.

How often should violin bridge be replaced?

While there is not much more fun than making a bridge, there’s nothing more frustrating than having to replace one. If properly cared for, they can last a lifetime—or several lifetimes, in fact. I see bridges cut 50 years ago at the long-shuttered Wurlitzer, or even older, from the Hill shop.

How much does it cost to replace pegs on a violin?

Violin & Viola

Restring, including tuning $7.5 per string (strings not included)
Compound pegs $40
Fit pegs $25 each/$80 set
Replace tailgut $40
Replace saddle $75

Should I change my violin pegs?

How far should violin pegs protrude?

It should be the same for all of the pegs A distance of 3/8″ usually works well. One thing to keep in mind is that the instrument has to fit in its case. Pegs that stick out too far will prevent you from putting the fiddle away. Any pegs extending farther than your set minimum should be removed and the hole reamed out.

Do violin pegs have holes?

All violin pegs have a small string hole drilled into the wood about a third of the way up from the end of the post. To string an instrument, the string is hooked into the tailpiece and is then rested on the bridge’s string notch.

Why do pegs have two holes?

After a peg has been reworked a couple of times, the hole ends up being too far into the peg box, so a second hole is drilled to line it up better with the nut slot.

Why does my violin peg keep slipping?

Violin pegs slip for two basic reasons: Unfavorable humidity conditions and improperly installed strings. Properly installed violin strings will compensate for most normal fluctuations in humidity and will enable your violin pegs to not slip.

  • September 19, 2022